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The Colors of Us Hardcover – Picture Book, September 15, 1999
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A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist's perspective.
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns that brown comes in many different shades.
Through the eyes of a little girl who begins to see her familiar world in a new way, this book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.
Karen Katz created The Colors of Us for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.
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- Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (September 15, 1999)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0805058648
- ISBN-13 : 978-0805058642
- Reading age : 2 - 5 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 570L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.35 x 0.4 x 18.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #212,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yes I am black and dats a fact.
To some its just a colour,
I look at it as the history of my ancestor.
As my friend said 'black is about spirit and soul'
H*ll yeah its d most precious thing in d world.
So my definition of black...........
I am loving my blackness,
I know I am a 'Nubian Empress'.
So divine, wonderful and kind,
Dis is how I am goin to be for a lifetime.
Apart of dis black dynasty......
LOVING MA SKIN AND EVERY PART OF ME! ! ! ! ! ! !
Excelente historia, muy buena la calidad de las hojas, excelente ilustración y presentación. Lo recomiendo 100%
However, as a parent of brown children who have developed negative feelings about their skin color, I am tremendously thankful for this book. Making the skin tones associated with something delicious and therefore positive helped my children view themselves more positively.